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Ritual Battles Re-Shape Physiology in 1 Ant Species

Caption: The ritualized fighting behavior of the ant species Harpegnathos saltator is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA.

Credit: Clint Penick

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